Pregnancy

We all know what pregnancy is, but not everyone is aware of all that pregnancy can entail. What better than some veteran mommies who can share some of their experiences – and maybe make another mother-to-be feel a bit less alone in what she's going through. Pregnancy can be amazing – but sometimes a little perspective is appreciated.


Pregnancy Gift Ideas
By: Linda / 14 Comments

Pregnancy Gift Ideas

It is true that babies need a lot of stuff, and that a baby shower is a great way for an expectant parent to acquire a lot of the “stuff” they will need for their new little bundle of joy. Increasingly, though, friends and family members of the expectant parents are giving gifts that are untraditional - gifts geared toward the needs of the parents.

Do you need a pregnancy pillow?
By: Clarice / 37 Comments

Do you need a pregnancy pillow?

Whether you’ll need a pregnancy pillow varies from mother to mother and from pregnancy to pregnancy. It will depend on the amount of weight gained, the size and position of the baby, and whether you’re at risk or suffering any complications. Comfort will also be a driving force regardless.

By: Sharon / 13 Comments

Pregnancy Etiquette

When you see a pregnant woman doing something you know (or believe) is harmful to their pregnancy, is it acceptable to comment?

Is 40 the new 30 when it comes to getting pregnant?
By: Serena Jones / 12 Comments

Is 40 the new 30 when it comes to getting pregnant?

It’s true that a lot of women are starting their families a bit later in life. Meeting the right partner, establishing a career, and achieving financial stability can take time. And some women are simply not in motherhood mode in their 20s or even their early 30s.

Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?
By: Darla / 49 Comments

Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

Unless your doctor has advised against activity, which is rare, then the answer is an emphatic yes. Exercise during pregnancy is highly beneficial for you and the baby. Even if you were sedentary prior to becoming pregnant and suddenly have the strong desire to take better care of yourself (which isn’t unusual) - exercise is still a good idea. And if you were already a fan of exercise, you can continue on, with probably only a few adjustments over the course of your pregnancy.

The Growing Trend of Maternity Photography
By: Amanda / 13 Comments

The Growing Trend of Maternity Photography

Ever since Pinterest was born woman have been sharing ideas for recipes, craft ideas, home projects. Another growing thing they have been sharing are beautiful maternity photo shoots and it seems more and more women are giving in to celebrate and commemorate their bodies during this special time in their lives.

How to get pregnant fast
By: Darla / 26 Comments

How to get pregnant fast

So you want to get pregnant. Good for you. Luckily, for most folks it’s fairly easy. You simply stop trying to prevent pregnancy and you have sex as much as possible. Regular unprotected sex generally leads to pregnancy - just like you were taught in health class.

Is wearing tight clothing while pregnant bad for the baby?
By: Serena Jones / 17 Comments

Is wearing tight clothing while pregnant bad for the baby?

When you're pregnant, your baby itself is pretty well protected in the womb, and tight clothing is unlikely to restrict the baby - at least not in the way one might think. In actuality, while restrictive clothing may not directly be inhibiting the baby's growth or movements, it could be impacting blood flow.

Why is Yoga Good For Pregnant Women
By: Christina / 12 Comments

Why is Yoga Good For Pregnant Women

So now that the days of being told to just relax during your pregnancy are over, many women have taken to yoga as the way they exercise. There are other ways to exercise while pregnant like walking, but yoga has some benefits that are unique to its design that can prove beneficial while pregnant.